Yesterday bluebell and I started out on our usual Monday shopping but we diverted to an area near where a friend of mine lives . I hadn,t seen her for a very long time although we speak on the phone regularly . She lives perhaps 10 miles away from me but not on a direct bus route . I don,t drive otherwise I would have visited before .
We both lived in Cyprus at the same time so we always have something to reminisce about . We had a good gossip then went for lunch at a garden centre just a few yards down the road . It was a very pleasant day .
When I awoke today which was quite early , I lay planning the day . I had previously said "no more gardening until it,s time to pull stuff out for autumn clearing " . Like all good plans things changed . By 7 o/clock I was out there with my spade and fork . Out came the Marguerites , out came the dried out foxgloves and the lemon balm , the lilies with the tattered leaves and petals full of holes , poppies that would be seeding all over the place , brambles and other detrius . it looks better already , I can see earth .
I did look a strange character , bugs and beetles bite me so it was trousers tucked into socks , wellington boots , a big cardigan and a baseball cap and garden gloves . I packed in just gone twelve and no bites . I did get zoomed a few times but not bit . 1 up to me .
I,ve been out to look at my handiwork a couple of times , I,m pleased with what I achieved . Autumn planting will be hydrangeas , lavender and tulips . I already have roses .
The label I,m showing on the photo is one I made and put in a parcel earlier in the week